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Virtual Chantey Sing Hosted by the SF Maritime Association

Saturday, December 16th, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST

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Add to Calendar 2023-12-16 11:00:00 2023-12-16 13:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Virtual Chantey Sing Hosted by the SF Maritime Association Your donations support free public programs and events at SF Maritime National Historical Park!

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Your donations support free public programs and events at SF Maritime National Historical Park!

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Archived videos of previous sings can be found here.


Please refresh your browser at 11AM (PDT) to view live event.

Questions? Email Peter Kasin

Live captions are available here!

To view a list of recently sung chantey songs, please go here!

Song list from our November 2023 virtual sing (memorial and tribute to Dan Milner):

*Please note, this list reflects songs provided to us by singers in advance and may not be a complete list of all songs performed.

1. The Crabfish

2. Billy O'Shea

3. The Dreadnaught

4. Fair Winds and a Following Sea

5. Davey Cross

6. McNally's Row of Flats

7. Dunlavin Green

8. One More Day

9. Shoals of Herring

10. Run, Let the Bulgine Run

11. Tom Bowling

12. Think of Me

13. The Five Gallon Jar

14. Old Moke Picking On A Banjo

15. Across The Western Ocean

16. Mr. Tapscott

17. The Parting Glass

18.  Molly Malone

19.  Haul On The Bowline

20. South Australia

21. Ten Thousand Miles Away

22. Crossing the Bar

23. The River Lea

24. Lowlands

25. Frankie's Trade

26. Go To Sea No More

27. This World of Misery (Seven Long Years)

28. General Taylor

29. The Minstrel Boy

30. Deep Blue Sea

31. I Wish We'd Sailed on the Jeanie Johnston

32. Chanteyman Gone Aloft

33. Paddy West

34. Mingulay Boat Song

35. Billy O'Shea

36. Morlaix Bridge

37. Ranzo Ray

38. Leaving of Liverpool

SF Maritime Association Chantey Sing (AKA Sea Shanty) 2.20.21

 

SF Maritime Association Chantey Sing (AKA Sea Shanty) 2.20.21

 

More chantey sing opportunities: www.nwseaport.org

Historical Perspective: "Sea Chanteys" Then and Now

The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park's Maritime Research Center is home to the largest library in the National Park Service. Below we highlight a few interesting resources and facts from the Maritime Research Center about the role "sea chanteys" have had upon the maritime industry and the formation of the San Francisco Bay Area.  In fact, chantey singing in San Francisco continues to this day. 

For over forty years sea music enthusiasts have gathered on the historic ships, C.A. Thayer and Balclutha, docked at Hyde Street Pier in San Francisco to sing chanteys and other sea songs. During the pandemic, we turned to virtual chantey sings, which expanded to include thousands of singers from around the world. Although in-person chantey sings have resumed at the San Francisco Maritime Museum Building, we are continuing virtual chanteys for our global community.  

The term "sea chanteys" is usually used to describe work songs. These are shorter, with easily repeatable and remembered lyrics to be sung while hauling lines or turning a capstan. "Sea Songs," in general, refers to songs sung about sailors by sailors that reflect upon their time at sea, away from home, and in foreign ports.  

For the library enthusiast in all of us, below is a link called the "Chantey Pathfinder" which contains a rich body of music recordings, books, journal articles, and favorites from song leader Peter Kasin who is a Park Ranger at the SF Maritime Park. All of these resources can be found using the search resources of the Maritime Research Center's Chantey Pathfinder here

 Every SF Maritime Association-supported chantey sing event will feature more resources from our friends at the library and collections department. 

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